John L Henry, 88, Napoleon, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007, at his residence. Survivors include his wife, Leona; two daughters, Marilyn (Dean) Kinsman, Archbold, and Irene (Steven) Rosebrock, Hudson, Mich.; two sons, Carl (Colleen) Henry, Bryan, and Wayne (Veronica) Henry, Napoleon; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Margaret (Elmer) Arnos and a brother, Myrl (Betty) Henry, Defiance. Interment was at St. Peter Lutheran Church cemetery, Ridgeville Corners.
Marvel L. Schmucker, 95, Pettisville, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold. Surviving are two sons, Charles R. (Carol Ann) Schmucker, Onstead, Mich., and Dean H. (Christine) Schmucker, Wauseon; two daughters, Phyllis M. Short, Wauseon, and Janet S. (Charles) Rychener, Poulsbo, Wash.; 21 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; and three great-greatgrandchildren. Interment was in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Yvonne Anne- Marie Evans
Yvonne Anne-Marie Evans (nee Kopp), of Oxford, Ohio, passed away on May 30, 2007.
She was the wife of the late Dr. L.E. Evans; mother of Annette Schwiebert, Gilbert Liechty and wife Tad, Pauline Tallent and husband Larry; stepmother of Stephanie Gaissert and husband George, Jeff Evans and the late wife Kristine, Kevin Evans, Jana Behlen and husband Craig; and loving grandmother of 15 and great-grandmother of seven.
Yvonne was born Aug. 23, 1929 in Guerting, France. While working at Mont des Oiseaux Children’s Home she met and married her first husband, Harold C. Liechty, and moved to Ridgeville Corners, where she raised her family and worked as the manager of the Country Squire Restaurant.
She later met and married Dr. L.E. Evans and moved to Stillwater, Okla., where she enjoyed many opportunities in the OSU community. Yvonne and Dr. Evans later moved to St. Kitts, West Indies where they lived for ten years. In retirement, they moved to Oxford in 1993.
Dr. L.E. Evans followed Yvonne in her death on June 8, 2007.
Yvonne’s list of loves were family, bird watching, gardening, neighbors, visits on the phone and opal rings.
A celebration of life and remembrances will be held on Oct. 20, 2007 at 2 p.m. at The Doctor’s Inn, College Corner, Ohio. Friends are welcome to come and share their memories of Yvonne.
Donations in her memory may be made to Audubon Miami Valley, PO 556 Oxford, OH 45056.
Rex L. Beldon
Rex L. Beldon, 76, of Archbold and a former resident of Wauseon, passed away Sunday, Oct. 7, 2007 at the Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, following a brief illness.
Rex had worked in various areas of the dairy industry including artificial inseminator, milk tester, and fieldman for Milk Marketing.
Mr. Beldon was born Jan. 12, 1931 in Rockford, Ohio, the son of the late Seth and the late Margaret (Bauman) Beldon. He graduated from Wren High School in 1949.
In 1968 he married Louise Troeger, and she survives. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon. He was a volunteer for Hands of Grace and he was an Army National Guard Veteran of the Korean War.
Surviving, besides his wife, Louise, is one son, John (Wendy) Beldon of Archbold; son-inlaw Bill Hartman of Bryan; four grandchildren, Cody, Caitlyn, and Carter Beldon and Michael Hartman. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Janice Beldon Hartman; two brothers, Reid and Paul Beldon; and five sisters, Viola Wood, Velma Weitz, Edith Druhot, Pearl Schmidt, and Dorothy Halstead.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. today, Wednesday, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Wauseon, with the Rev. Timothy Sonnenberg and the Rev. Roger Marlow, officiating. Interment will follow in the Archbold Cemetery.
The family requests that memorial contributions be given to Trinity Lutheran Church, Hands of Grace, or the Archbold Fire Department.
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home, Wauseon, was in charge of the arrangements. www.GrisierFH. com.
Gladys F. Gentit
Gladys F. Gentit, 95, of Crossville, Tenn., where she resided for the past three years prior to moving from Stryker, died Monday, Oct. 1, 2007 in Cumberland Medical Center, Crossville, Tenn.
She was born Aug. 26, 1912 in Middlepoint Township, Van Wert County, Ohio to the late William E. and Venus S. (Murphy) Wollet. She was a 1930 Stryker High School graduate.
She married Verle F. Gentit on Aug. 3, 1935, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1999.
Gladys was employed as office manager of Stryker Tile Company; Williams Clinic, Stryker, in the office; and at Quadco, Stryker, as a bookkeeper and in administration, retiring in 1977.
Gladys was an American Red Cross volunteer; past-president of the Williams County Health Board and a member from 1958- 1983; a Stryker Chamber of Commerce member for 10 years, and served as secretary/treasurer and was awarded the the Outstanding Citizen of the year in 1977; a member of the Business and Professional Women and president of the Ohio Northwest Section in 1964-1965, and a charter member of the Archbold section. She was a member of the Stryker Senior Citizens group.
Gladys also served on the local election board, volunteered at Fairlawn Nursing Home for 25 years, and was involved with the Stryker Alumni Association for over 25 years.
Survivors include one son, William and wife, Shirley Gentit, of Fairfield Glade, Tenn.; grandchildren Deborah Gentit, Terre Haute, Ind. and Rhonda Smith, Danbury, Conn.; great-grandchildren Robert Gentit, Lafayette, Colo., Jessica Doyle, Danbury, Conn., Samantha Smith, Kristin Smith and Michael Smith, all of Weston, Conn.
She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.
A funeral service was at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 6, at Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker. Rev. Ernest Belella officiated. Interment followed in the Oakwood Cemetery, Stryker.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Stryker Alumni Association.
Arrangements by Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker. www.Grisi